The 10th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention was held on August 2 to 5, 2018, based on the theme "Young People, The Faith, and Vocation Discernment" at Stamford, Connecticut. The preparations were conducted under the guidance of Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of the Eparchy, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, the General Convener, and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, the Vicar General. The Pastoral Council and the various Convention committees worked hard and with dedication behind the scenes to make the Convention a success.
Mar Ivanios Day was celebrated at St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral, Elmont on July 15, 2018. The Solemn Memorial Qurbono was celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the bishop of the Eparchy, and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Chancellor and Procurator of the Eparchy, Rev. Fr. John Thundiath, Vicar General of the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew.
The registration for the Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana) Course is now open to the public. The course, organized by the Department of Family Apostolate, will be held on July 7 and 8, 2018 at the Eparchial Chancery, 1500 DePaul St., Elmont, NY. Various scholarly resource persons will take classes for the participants on the Theology of the Sacrament of Matrimony, Family Psychology, Marriage Communication and Family Relationship, Marriage Canon Laws, Family Spirituality, Theology of the Body, Marriage Sexuality, and Stewardship and Family Budgeting.
On March 10, at 3:30 pm in the St. Mary’s Pattom Cathedral, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Head and Father of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, announced two Coadjutor Bishops for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum, has been appointed as the Coadjutor for the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta and Most Rev.
The Head and Father of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church has proclaimed 2018 March 25 to 2019 March 24 as the “Year of the Youth” in the Malankara Catholic Church. The declaration was announced during the Holy Episcopal Synod that was conducted in February 2018 and in His Beatitude’s Kalpana circulated on March 15, 2018.
The 22nd Malankara Catholic Ordinary Holy Episcopal Synod was held from February 19 to 23 to discuss the topics “The Ecclesial Establishment and Sanctification of Families” and “The Formation and Year of the Youth.” The Synod was conducted at the Catholicate Center in Pattom with His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Major Archbishop-Catholicos as the Chairperson. The Synod commenced with the celebration of Holy Qurbono. The late prelate Most Rev. Dr.
The 10th Malankara Catholic Convention registration kickoff was conducted at the conclusion of the Pastoral Council Meeting, held at the newly blessed and inaugurated St. Peter Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Blauvelt, New York on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and General Conver, Very Rev. Augustine Mangalath presented the first convention registration form to the Pastoral Council Secretary, Mr. John P. Varghese at the conclusion the meeting.
St. Peter’s Syro-Malankara Parish of Rockland, NY was blessed with the realization of their long-term dream of owning a facility for worship and community fellowship. The facility, consisting of a church building and a separate building housing an auditorium and classrooms, was purchased on January 5, 2018. The inaugural Holy Qurbono was offered on February 18th by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. Vicar Fr. Augustine Mangalath, and Fr. George Oonnoonny were co-celebrants.